Results 1–20 of 105 for speaker:Dr Thomas Watts

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Abolition of the Customs Duty on Tea. (16 Apr 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: I have heard a great part of this Debate, and I have been particularly struck by the manner in which the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Snowden) dealt with the unemployment figures. The right hon. Gentleman skated very skilfully over the subject, but I should have been more satisfied with his speech had he, in addition to the figures which he gave us, stated the...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Abolition of the Customs Duty on Tea. (16 Apr 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: I was answering something which had arisen previously, but I bow to your ruling. The remedy put forward by the Socialist party, the remedy of a general strike, proved a failure, and the remedy offered by the right hon. Member for Carnarvon Boroughs is sure to prove a failure. Therefore, you have the remedy put up by the present Government, the provision for which is made in this Budget. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Shop Hours Act. (21 Mar 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: 13. asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that there is dissatisfaction throughout the country over the exemptions allowed under the Shop Hours Act, 1928; and does he propose to take any action to allay this feeling?

Oral Answers to Questions — Shop Hours Act. (21 Mar 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the instances of anomalies are rapidly making us the laughing stock of the whole world?

Oral Answers to Questions — Licensed Clubs. (21 Mar 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: 14. asked the Home Secretary the present position with regard to the request of the clubs for a restoration of their pre-War privileges?

Oral Answers to Questions — Police.: Burglary, Wandsworth. (14 Feb 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is not the only case where a delay of half-an-hour or so occurred before the arrival of the police, after they had been telephoned for, and that they were within easy reach?

Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Contributory Pensions Act. (31 Jan 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: 23. asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to Leaflet W.P.4 (revised), which has been issued from local post offices to claimants for widows' and orphans' pensions, the wording of which in paragraph 1 is quite unintelligible: and, in view of the fact that 150,000 of them have been printed, will he take steps to have this leaflet withdrawn?

Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Contributory Pensions Act. (31 Jan 1929)

Dr Thomas Watts: In view of the fact that this document was headed "Leaflet W.P.4 (revised)," will the right hon. Gentleman say who is responsible for the revision?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telegraph Service, Manchester. (18 Dec 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: 60. asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the delays in the transmission of telegrams from Manchester to other cities owing to the fact that they are not sent direct, but that, for example, a telegram from Manchester to Glasgow is sent through London; and, having regard to the loss and inconvenience, particularly in the case of stock exchange messages, will he take...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telegraph Service, Manchester. (18 Dec 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the case of a telegram sent from the Manchester Stock Exchange at 2 o'clock a reply cannot be received until after the Exchange is closed; that on the following day prices have changed and the business cannot be put through?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telegraph Service, Manchester. (18 Dec 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: Does the right hon. Gentleman think that these delays would occur if the telegraph system of the country was operated by a private company?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telegraph Service, Manchester. (18 Dec 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: Why send a message from Manchester to Glasgow through London?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Schools of Medicine (Women). (12 Dec 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: Is it not a fact that the medical profession is already overcrowded, and there are many men who cannot find anything to do?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 13. — (Income tax and Super-tax, 1928–29.) (26 Jun 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: Does the hon. Member propose to go on with the Clause with only four Members of the Liberal party present?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Health. (15 May 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: May I, in the first place, associate myself with previous speakers in congratulating the Minister of Health on the very lucid, interesting and informative speech in which he introduced the Estimates. Ever since the right hon. Gentleman was at the head of the Ministry he has shown not only a know- ledge of administration but a knowledge of medicine and a mastery of scientific fact quite...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Health. (15 May 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: From a curative point of view most decidedly. In fact, the sanatoria method can only show 14 per cent. of cures. which is very low, whereas other methods can show 70 per cent. and 80 per cent. of cures. The other point which I wish to mention is the serious increase in small-pox and the question of vaccination. I know that to mention vaccination to some hon. Members opposite is like holding a...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Health. (15 May 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: What has happened in the last few years? The vaccination law at present on the Statute Book lays down that the parent or guardian of any child must, when the child is six months old, either produce a certificate of successful vaccination, or a certificate of conscientious objection to vaccination. I am not complaining here of the conscientious objection, and I am not suggesting that this...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Health. (15 May 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: The hon. Member may say that, but he has probably never experienced an epidemic of small-pox, and, if an epidemic of small-pox did break out in his neighbourhood, probably the first thing he would do would be to rush off to be vaccinated. [HON. MEMBERS: "No!"] He may be a conscientious objector, but I have known conscientious objectors who have willingly submitted to having a child vaccinated...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Health. (15 May 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: Holland carries it out more efficiently than we do in this country.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Health. (15 May 1928)

Dr Thomas Watts: ; I had an example of the difference between the way in which we carry it out and the way in which foreign countries carry it out only last Autumn, when I went with a delegation from the Commercial Committee of this House to Brazil. We were freed from all troubles with regard to passports and Customs examinations, but the Brazilian Ambassador told us before we went: "There is one obligation...


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